Research Interests: Refugee law and policy, immigration law and policy, international human rights, human rights in Israel, and clinical education.
Dr. Tally Amir is a Senior Lecturer of immigration and international law at the College of Law and Business, Israel. She will continue to teach in the Harvard Sociology Department during academic year 2019-2020 as an Israel Institute fellowship recipient. Amir received her LLB from Tel Aviv University, Magna Cum Laude (2002). She clerked for Justice Mishael Cheshin in the Israeli Supreme Court, and she is a member of the Israeli bar since 2004. Kritzman-Amir received her PhD from Tel Aviv University after graduating from the direct PhD program, and wrote her thesis on “Socio-economic refugees” (2008). She was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University (2006-7), a Hauser Research scholar at NYU (2008-9), Polonsky Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (2010-5), a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute .